The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 114 73 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 23.51% 13.06% 13.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 46.53% 38.22% 39.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 47 28
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£318 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.61% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £422 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +47.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
SQL
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Programming Languages Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
245 191 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 50.52% 34.17% 34.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 125 80
Average daily rate £350 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £26.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +54.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the South Wales region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the South Wales region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

SQL
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +8 75 £313 -8.08% 24
Newport -16 10 £475 +41.79% 3
Bridgend +8 8 £338 +3.84% 1
Merthyr Tydfil - 1 £400 -
Caerphilly - - - -
Glamorgan - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - -
Torfaen - - - - 1
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - - 1
SQL
Wales

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing SQL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL.

1 87 (35.37%) SQL Server
2 71 (28.86%) PL/SQL
3 63 (25.61%) Oracle
4 55 (22.36%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (21.14%) Microsoft
6 50 (20.33%) C#
7 48 (19.51%) .NET
7 48 (19.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 44 (17.89%) Security Cleared
9 42 (17.07%) SQL Server 2008
10 39 (15.85%) T-SQL
11 38 (15.45%) Oracle Database
12 35 (14.23%) SC Cleared
12 35 (14.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 34 (13.82%) ETL
14 33 (13.41%) XML
14 33 (13.41%) Oracle9i Database
15 31 (12.60%) Windows
15 31 (12.60%) Java
16 29 (11.79%) Oracle Database 10g
17 28 (11.38%) Business Intelligence
17 28 (11.38%) UNIX
18 25 (10.16%) MicroStrategy
19 24 (9.76%) CRM
19 24 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
20 23 (9.35%) MS Excel
20 23 (9.35%) SQL Server 2012
21 22 (8.94%) WCF
21 22 (8.94%) ASP.NET
21 22 (8.94%) Migration

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing SQL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (7.32%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.47%) IIS
2 11 (4.47%) SAS
3 7 (2.85%) OpenROAD
4 5 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.63%) Lync
6 3 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.22%) CMS
7 2 (0.81%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.81%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.41%) JBoss
8 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.41%) WildFly
Applications
1 23 (9.35%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.25%) MS Office
3 5 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.81%) MS Project
5 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.41%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (4.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.85%) Sage CRM
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.63%) SaaS
3 3 (1.22%) Office 365
4 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.03%) SAN
2 4 (1.63%) LAN
2 4 (1.63%) WAN
3 3 (1.22%) Intranet
3 3 (1.22%) MPLS
3 3 (1.22%) Firewall
3 3 (1.22%) Wireless
3 3 (1.22%) IP Telephony
3 3 (1.22%) Network Security
3 3 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (1.22%) NAS
4 2 (0.81%) SNMP
5 1 (0.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (35.37%) SQL Server
2 48 (19.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 42 (17.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 38 (15.45%) Oracle Database
5 35 (14.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 33 (13.41%) Oracle9i Database
7 29 (11.79%) Oracle Database 10g
8 24 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
9 23 (9.35%) SQL Server 2012
10 22 (8.94%) SQL Server 2005
11 21 (8.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (5.69%) SQL Server 2000
12 14 (5.69%) MS Access
12 14 (5.69%) Relational Database
13 12 (4.88%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (4.47%) RDBMS
15 10 (4.07%) DB2
16 9 (3.66%) Ingres
17 8 (3.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 5 (2.03%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (7.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (6.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 15 (6.10%) Visual Studio
4 10 (4.07%) Maven
5 7 (2.85%) JUnit
5 7 (2.85%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.85%) Toad
6 5 (2.03%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (1.22%) Ant
7 3 (1.22%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (1.22%) Selenium
7 3 (1.22%) NUnit
7 3 (1.22%) Rhino Mocks
7 3 (1.22%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.22%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.81%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.81%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.41%) Subversion
General
1 17 (6.91%) Finance
2 7 (2.85%) Marketing
3 5 (2.03%) Back Office
3 5 (2.03%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.63%) Publishing
5 3 (1.22%) Banking
5 3 (1.22%) Legal
6 2 (0.81%) Retail
7 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 130 (52.85%) Developer
2 43 (17.48%) Analyst
3 35 (14.23%) SQL Developer
4 23 (9.35%) DBA
5 19 (7.72%) AWS Developer
6 18 (7.32%) SQL DBA
7 17 (6.91%) .NET Developer
8 16 (6.50%) Tester
9 15 (6.10%) Java Developer
10 12 (4.88%) Software Developer
11 11 (4.47%) Microstrategy Developer
12 10 (4.07%) Consultant
12 10 (4.07%) SQL Server DBA
13 9 (3.66%) Senior Developer
13 9 (3.66%) MI Analyst
14 8 (3.25%) Server Administrator
14 8 (3.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 8 (3.25%) Administrator
14 8 (3.25%) Data Analyst
14 8 (3.25%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (19.51%) .NET
2 33 (13.41%) XML
3 22 (8.94%) ASP.NET
3 22 (8.94%) WCF
4 21 (8.54%) SOAP
4 21 (8.54%) Web Services
5 16 (6.50%) .NET Framework
6 12 (4.88%) Entity Framework
7 11 (4.47%) jQuery
7 11 (4.47%) HTML
8 10 (4.07%) CSS
8 10 (4.07%) LINQ
8 10 (4.07%) RESTful
8 10 (4.07%) HTML5
9 9 (3.66%) Spring
9 9 (3.66%) Ajax
10 8 (3.25%) Hibernate
10 8 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (2.85%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (2.44%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.13%) NHS
2 19 (7.72%) Replication
2 19 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.10%) Clustering
4 7 (2.85%) Credit Risk
4 7 (2.85%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.63%) Reference Data
5 4 (1.63%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.22%) Statistics
7 2 (0.81%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.81%) User Experience
8 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 31 (12.60%) Windows
2 28 (11.38%) UNIX
3 11 (4.47%) AIX
3 11 (4.47%) Linux
4 7 (2.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.03%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (22.36%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (13.82%) ETL
3 28 (11.38%) Business Intelligence
4 24 (9.76%) CRM
5 22 (8.94%) Migration
6 19 (7.72%) Unit Testing
6 19 (7.72%) Performance Tuning
7 17 (6.91%) Data Migration
8 15 (6.10%) Analytics
9 14 (5.69%) Scrum
10 13 (5.28%) TDD
10 13 (5.28%) Automated Testing
11 12 (4.88%) MVC
12 11 (4.47%) ITIL
13 10 (4.07%) Data Modelling
13 10 (4.07%) Waterfall
14 9 (3.66%) Software Engineering
15 8 (3.25%) Information Security
15 8 (3.25%) Mentoring
16 7 (2.85%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 71 (28.86%) PL/SQL
2 50 (20.33%) C#
3 39 (15.85%) T-SQL
4 31 (12.60%) Java
5 17 (6.91%) JavaScript
6 9 (3.66%) Perl
6 9 (3.66%) VBA
7 6 (2.44%) C
7 6 (2.44%) Scala
8 5 (2.03%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.63%) Korn
9 4 (1.63%) C++
10 2 (0.81%) VB
10 2 (0.81%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.41%) VBScript
11 1 (0.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 44 (17.89%) Security Cleared
2 35 (14.23%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.66%) Degree
4 7 (2.85%) Sun Certification
5 4 (1.63%) MCITP
5 4 (1.63%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.63%) ISEB
5 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.22%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.41%) MCSE
7 1 (0.41%) CISSP
7 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.41%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.44%) QA
2 3 (1.22%) SLA
3 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) COBIT
4 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.41%) HL7
4 1 (0.41%) COSO
System Software
1 4 (1.63%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.81%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.41%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (2.85%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (1.63%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (1.22%) Windows Intune
4 2 (0.81%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.81%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.81%) BMC Performance Manager
4 2 (0.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 63 (25.61%) Oracle
2 52 (21.14%) Microsoft
3 25 (10.16%) MicroStrategy
4 9 (3.66%) Teradata
5 7 (2.85%) Sage
6 5 (2.03%) CheckPoint
6 5 (2.03%) HP
7 4 (1.63%) Citrix
7 4 (1.63%) Business Objects
7 4 (1.63%) Cisco
8 3 (1.22%) Juniper
8 3 (1.22%) Remedy
9 2 (0.81%) VMware
9 2 (0.81%) Aprimo
9 2 (0.81%) BMC
9 2 (0.81%) SAP
9 2 (0.81%) Cognos
10 1 (0.41%) Siebel
10 1 (0.41%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.41%) Sitecore
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